Back in March of this year, Eddie Murphy's Twitter account tweeted what appeared to be a teaser for a possible sequel to Coming To America. Shortly after sending it, the entire account was deleted leaving many to wonder was Eddie hacked. When asked about the tweet, the comedian said he wasn't aware of it and had no plans of making a sequel.
Fast forward six months to September and we learn today (September 29) that there is indeed a Coming To America sequel coming, and Eddie Murphy may be involved.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that after 30 years the sequel is being made. Jonathan Levine was brought on as director with “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris rewriting the script. Eddie is said to be involved but it is unclear if a deal has been put in place for him to star in the movie.
The idea of “Coming to America 2” had long been an idea over at Paramount, but it was only finalized this spring, according to The Hollywood Reporter.